Health for All

‘Health for All’, the precursor to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), was first articulated with appropriate guidelines and actions in the Alma Ata declaration on Primary Healthcare.

At its core, ‘Alma-Ata’ affirmed that improvements to health can only be obtained through the combination of health science, sound economics and policies, and actions against social injustices.

“Health for All means that health is brought into reach of everyone in a given country.” Health in this context means not just the availability of health services, but a complete state of physical and mental health that enables a person to lead a socially and economically productive life (Mahler, 2016)